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AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific journalism and media researchers have gathered “live” in Auckland and “virtually” from Australia, Indonesia, and the region to showcase their projects and initiatives – and they spoke of the key challenges ahead.
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Academics, journalists and students today raised the West Papuan flag – an act banned in Indonesia and punishable by up to 15 years in jail – at a Pacific Media Centre-hosted symposium in Auckland today.
The protest marked the 59th anniversary of the day West Papuans first raised their flag of independence, known as the Morning Star, on 1 December 1961.
By Robert Iroga
HONIARA (Solomon Business Magazine/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre): Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insists his government will push on with the temporary suspension of Facebook while lawmakers explore ways to regulate social media.
In a statement in Parliament today, a fired-up Sogavare did not hide his government’s desire to suspend Facebook.
He said since that the announcement on social media of the suspension of Facebook, users had continue to use the social media platform “irresponsibly”.
ANALYSIS: By John Pilger in London
When I first met Julian Assange more than 10 years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: “Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism.”
I had never heard a publisher or an editor invoke morality in this way. Assange believes that journalists are the agents of people, not power: that we, the people, have a right to know about the darkest secrets of those who claim to act in our name.
By Matthew Scott
The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira, camera in hand and a huge smile on his face.
Mugshots of two captured French DGSE secret agents – a fake honeymooning pair jailed for manslaughter, but later spirited off to Hao atoll and freedom.
Sun-drenched tropical beaches and a ship with a gaping hull, sinking into the frigid Auckland Harbour on a winter’s night.
ACMC2021 CONFERENCE RATIONALE - November 25-27
Join us for a roller-coaster ride with the Pacific Media Centre : Te Amokura research and publication student and staff team for an end-of-year showcase – how we faced the coronavirus challenges with some lively outputs on our environmental, human rights and social justice programme. Plus, plans for the future.
December 1, 2020, 9am-12noon, WG224A
Pacific Media Watch
Banabans of Rabi - A Story of Survival, a short documentary by postgraduate student journalist Hele Ikimotu and screenwriting and production student Blessen Tom, has been produced while on
Fair Go assistant producer and a recent AUT graduate Blessen Tom and current postgraduate student Sri Krishnamurthi embarked in May on a storytelling project about Pacific Media Watch.
Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific
by David Robie
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